Life & Leisure
November 17, 2018
Here's an announcement from an innovative company that looks to hydro-therapy as a natural energizer.
"The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, will usher in 2012 receiving a most distinguished gift – five sparkling stars – as Kohler Co. announced that both The American Club hotel and Kohler Waters Spa were awarded the prestigious 2012 Forbes Five-Star Award in its 54th annual listing of Five-Star and Four-Star hospitality establishments worldwide.

They are also the first and only Forbes Five-Star hospitality establishments in Wisconsin to earn the organization’s highest rating that recognizes superior service and guest satisfaction. The American Club hotel is one of only 57 hotels worldwide with this distinction, while the Kohler Waters Spa is one of only 30 spas worldwide. The resort’s fine dining offering, The Immigrant Restaurant, was honored with the 2012 Forbes Four-Star Award – an impressive honor it has now received three straight years.

The Kohler Waters Spa opened at the resort in 2000 and quickly secured itself as a leader and innovator in the spa industry. Specializing in restoring and replenishing the body, Kohler Waters Spa focuses on treatments that emphasize the therapeutic benefits of water. Based in Kohler, Wisconsin, the spa has two additional locations in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and St Andrews, Scotland “The Kohler Waters Spa team is extremely proud of this recognition. We know it takes the entire team to maintain a consistent high level of service for every one of our guests, said Jean Kolb, Director of Wellness for Kohler Co. “After providing outrageous Five-Star service for nearly 11 years, we are honored to know that our flagship property has reached a new pinnacle of excellence.”

For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit, the new interactive website of Forbes Travel Guide. Follow Forbes Travel Guide on Twitter:

Built in 1918 by Walter J. Kohler, The American Club was commissioned to house immigrant workers – “single men of modest means” – who came to work at Kohler Co. Here the men, most of whom spoke very little English, could live in clean and comfortable surroundings while beginning life in their new country and becoming American citizens. Hundreds of workers called The American Club home over several decades. In 1981 it was refurbished and reopened as a luxurious hotel in the heart of the Midwest. Today, the building is recognized by the Historic Hotels of America and pays homage to its historic beginnings with photos and memorabilia throughout the resort.

Learn more about The American Club Resort at or 800-344-2838. Stay up to date on resort happenings on facebook, and on twitter,"
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